Christopher Ortega, Asheville Member Since March 2012 Artist Statement For as long as I can remember, art has always been a big part of my life. Whether it was as a child drawing dinosaurs and robots, a teenager doodling contemporary political figures, a college student exploring personal symbolism, or an adult following wherever my muse might lead me.
I graduated from the University Of North Carolina At Pembroke in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in studio art. In the years immediately following graduation I exhibited several pieces in shows and galleries around my hometown of Fayetteville, NC, culminating in a solo show of photography and drawings.
In 2008 after a brief stint in the Peace Corps I moved to my current home of Asheville, NC. Thanks to the wonderful economy I have been working two jobs and have mostly kept a low profile, exhibiting a few pieces here and there, but mostly just uploading work to my Deviantart page.
I am now attempting to finally do something with my artwork, get my name out there, and see what happens. Stay tuned.